I am an IFMGA / American Mountain Guide based in Seattle, Washington. I began climbing at age eleven and have been guiding since 2004. Throughout the year, I guide and teach all forms of mountain travel across North America. While each year is different, a typical year sees me guiding, climbing, and skiing in the Cascade Mountains, Canadian Rockies, Alaska, Utah, the Sierra, and British Columbia.

In 2018, I put my mountain experience into authoring Snoqualmie Rock, which details over 700 rock climbs near Seattle and North Bend, Washington. I also co-authored Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington with my friends at Pro Guiding Service prior to that.

I have served on the Board of Directors for the AMGA and as the President of the Certified Guides Cooperative, a national organization dedicated to increasing access to public lands for credentialed mountain guides. Locally, I co-founded the Washington Anchor Replacement Project which replaces unsafe climbing bolts across the region on a one-for-one basis. Visit the WARP website for more information on that endeavor.

Education & Certifications

   IFMGA Mountain Guide       AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
    AMGA Certified Ski Guide       AMGA Certified Rock Guide
    Leave No Trace Master Educator       AIARE 3 Certified
    Wilderness EMT       B.S. Resource Recreation & Tourism


  • Climbing Ranger, Mount Rainier National Park
  • Director of Guiding, Edgeworks Climbing
  • Guide, Pro Guiding Service
  • Guide, Northwest Mountain School
  • Guide & Instructor, American Alpine Institute
  • Rock Guide, Acadia Mountain Guides
  • Wilderness Ranger, US Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest
  • Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Recreation, Washington State University

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA)
  • American Avalanche Association Pro Member
  • American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE)
  • American Alpine Club
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Access Fund
  • Washington Climbers Coalition